Photo by Julia Pelish
Vacay.ca Visuals Editor
It’s been a few years since I have been in Banff National Park, but the lakes and mountains still loom in my mind as some of the most magnificent scenery I have ever seen. I should say experienced because being in nature that is this grand and immense involves more of yourself than merely seeing. The evening my husband and I drove past this vista, we spotted eagles flying into the pine trees and decided to pull over. After turning off our car, the only sounds echoing off the lake was the wind and the call of birds — no cars, sirens or people. Even we sat in silence in order to let it all sink in. It is hard to describe the peaceful feeling one can attain just by looking. For a few moments there, I could accept the ancient wisdom that there are spirits inherent in the elements and felt tiny and whole at the same time.
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